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Holly & Brett
HollyBrett
Team Profile
Members Hol Agostino
Brett Burstein
Birth Dates March 25, 1980 (Hol)
November 22, 1979 (Brett)
Age 33
Hometown Montreal, QC
Relation Married Doctors
Occupation Pediatrician

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Legs Competed 7
Legs Won 1
Placement 5th
Average Position 3.30
Roadblock Count Holly: 4
Brett: 4
Countries raced Flag of Canada
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Holly Agostino & Brett Burstein are a team of Married Doctors on the 1st season of The Amazing Race Canada.

Profile

Holly

  • Age: 33 (March 25, 1980)
  • Hometown: Montreal, QC
  • Connection to Teammate: Wife
  • Current Occupation: Pediatrician
  • Place of Birth: Montreal, QC
  • Couldn't live without: "Coffee and lip gloss (not mixed together)"
  • Strengths: Connecting with teens, photography, being a doctor
  • Fears/Phobias: Intense fear of fish or anything from the sea
  • Favourite travel destination: Paris

Brett

  • Age: 33 (Nov 22, 1979)
  • Hometown: Montreal, QC
  • Connection to Teammate: Husband
  • Current Occupation: Pediatrician
  • Nickname: n/a
  • Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
  • Couldn't live without: "Breathing (I literally couldn't live without it)"
  • Good luck charm: My wife
  • Strengths: Water skiing, cardiac defibrillation
  • Fears/Phobias: Global warming
  • Favourite travel destination: Sub-Saharan Africa


Brett and Hol met 10 years ago in Montreal at McGill medical school, and are now married paediatricians working at Montreal Children's Hospital. They take great pride in helping people and changing lives, but don't let their career path fool you – these two are hard-nosed competitors. And when this couple disagrees, the sparks fly.

As doctors, they are an intimidating team with Brett as the more opinionated of the two. But don't let Holly's quiet demeanour fool you – they are here to win. "We are definitely ready," says Hol. "Who ultimately wins clearly involves an element of luck but a team will always lose when they get careless." Brett adds, "I don't worry about doing things that are morally bankrupt."

Brett and Hol have travelled around the world, but have done little travelling inside the borders of their home country. They believe THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the perfect opportunity to see Canada and let their relationship grow.

Motto: "Total focus, eyes on the prize!"

How will they plan to win The Race: "Be cunning and resourceful, we are pros at functioning under pressure no matter what the conditions."

Number one roadblock as team: "Over-analyzing. Our challenge as a team will be to embrace the quiet moments to refuel, get out of the game, and enjoy the beauty of Canada."

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Race History

Holly & Brett's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Brett 2 of 9 [1]
Holly
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Brett 1 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Holly 6 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Holly 2 of 7
5 5 Yukon → Saskatchewan Brawn / Beauty Brett 5 of 6 [2]
6 6 Saskatchewan → Quebec Sculpt It / Spot It Holly 2 of 5 [3]
7 7 Quebec → Nunavut Harpoon Hunter / Igloo Builder Brett 5 of 5
Average 3.29
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist




Notes:
1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Holly & Brett originally arrived at the Pit Stop in 3rd place, but received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Route Marker task, dropping them to 5th place.
3: Holly & Brett were tied with Jody & Cory for 2nd place, as they arrived on the mat at exactly the same time.

Post-Race Life

Trivia

  • In the harpoon-throwing part of the Detour on Leg 7, it took Holly 28 throws to hit the target.

Quotes

Holly and Brett were known for a few oft-repeated "catchprases" throughout the race:

  • "We're not a physical team"
  • "We're doctors..." (followed by the relevance to the situation)

Interviews

  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/27/2013): "Holly and Brett are okay being the team viewers love to hate on The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Steve Tilley at Chatham Daily News (09/01/2013): "Amazing Race Canada heading towards finish line"
  • thechildren.com (09/12/2013): "MCH doctors finish the Amazing Race Canada in fifth place"
  • Canadian Pediatric Society at cps.ca (09/30/2013): "Montreal pediatricians use Amazing Race to start amazing cause"
  • Mike Cohen at thesuburban.com (10/22/2013): "Holly and Brett from The Amazing Race Canada: the inside story"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (11/25/2013): "Amazing Race 23 Ep #9 Recap with Brett & Holly from TAR Canada"
  • Jessica Liese at RHAP (09/04/2014): "Amazing Race Canada 2014 E09 – Australia v NZ E06 RHAP-up"

Social Media Profiles


References

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